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To start off 2016 we are going to be doing some “lighter” recipes for our audience. Don’t worry the Southern Recipes will always be the main staple of our website, but we thought it may be fun to do some lighter recipes as well. It is always nice to mix things up a bit and I think these are recipes you will enjoy!



This recipe is EXTREMELY simple and is great for a busy night when you want a hot healthy meal.

1lb of Lean Ground Turkey
2 bags of Cole Slaw (1lb bags) – you can use only one bag if you want, cabbage cooks way down, that is why I use two.
2 tablespoons of Chili Powder
2 tablespoons of Cumin

Brown your ground turkey and add your seasonings, then add your coleslaw to the skillet. You may need to add a little water if your skillet is dry. Continue to cook on medium heat until the cabbage is at the consistency you desire. I like mine to be really cooked, but some people prefer it more crunchy. If you plan to keep it crunchy, then you may start with one bag of slaw and add more if needed.


This is a very versatile recipe, you can add whatever seasonings you desire or make with ground beef, etc. Top it with low sodium soy sauce, hot sauce or anything you like.  It is also great for breakfast, you can add an egg for extra protein. Perfect to make on a Sunday and enjoy for lunch during the week since it will keep. Enjoy!

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5 Secrets to Old-Fashioned
Southern Cooking

Tips, tricks & recipes to cook Southern food just like Grandma used to!



5 Secrets to Old-Fashioned
Southern Cooking


Tips, tricks & recipes to cook Southern food just like Grandma used to!